Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Personal Injury: Paying for your Medical Treatment

A common question many people have for their Las Vegas Injury Lawyer after they are in an a Las Vegas Car Accident, is how they are going to pay for their medical treatment. If you have health insurance, you can use your health insurance to pay for your medical bills, related to your Las Vegas Car Accident. However, some people do not have health insurance and they wonder how they are going to pay their medical bills.

If you do not have health insurance, your Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas will direct you to doctors who treat Las Vegas Car Accidents through what is called, a medical "lien". If you are treated through a lien, you sign an agreement with your doctor, stating that your doctor will be paid out of the proceeds of your Las Vegas Personal Injury case. So, there is no out of pocket expense to you. Once you case is settled or resolved, your Las Vegas Car Accident Attorney will directly pay all of your medical bills through your settlement proceeds.

Some people have Medicare or receive Nevada state health benefits. If you receive your health care through one of these programs, your Las Vegas Car Accident Attorney will tell you that it may be better not to use these programs and instead simply use a lien to pay for your medical treatment. In the end, the most important point to keep in mind that your treatment and healing are the most important parts of your Las Vegas Injury case. You should always keep your Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer updated of your treatment and talk to your Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyer anytime you have questions concerning your medical treatment.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Personal Injury: Talking to Your Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer

Communication with your Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer is at the heart of your case. To make sure you are receiving the care you need and that you doing are everything possible for your case, you must call, email or set up appointments with your Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer, to discuss how your treatment is going or if you may need a different type of treatment. In addition, your Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer be receiving updates from your doctors to make sure you are getting the care you need and that you are improving with treatment.

Another important point to keep in mind, is that your Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer must always be able to get a hold of you. So, if you are planning to move, change your email or change your phone number, you need to tell your Las Vegas Injury Attorney, before you do so. That way, your Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney can reach you at all times. In our next discussion, we will talk about how your medical bills get paid in your Las Vegas Personal Injury case.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Personal Injury: Car repair and Car Rental

Immediately after a Las Vegas car accident, the one of the first questions you may have for your Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer is how you are going to get your car fixed. After you call your Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer, they will notify the insurance company that they can contact you directly to view your car, take pictures and coordinate the repair of your car. At that time, you will also be able to drive a rental car until your car is repaired. Of course, if you car was totaled in your Las Vegas car accident, then the insurance company will normally pay Kelly Blue Book value for your car.

Your Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney will tell you that you may experience some frustration during this time period, since every hour you are without a car, affects your life greatly. But, your car issues are usually resolved smoothly and without too much delay. If you do experience problems, please contact your Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer to discuss your issue in more detail and to potentially resolve the issue sooner. Next time, we will discuss other areas in which you will need to contact your Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer to make sure you are getting the best possible representation and care you need.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Personal Injury: Time Missed from Work

One of the hardest parts of being injured in an accident is the time you may have to miss from work. At the start of your case, if you need to be off work for an extended period of time, your Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer will tell you to that you need to have your doctor give you an "off work slip", documenting your need to be off work. If you have a very labor intensive job, requiring a lot of lifting or carrying, your Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer and doctor will let you know that by engaging in those activities, you may delay healing and may prevent a full recovery from your injuries. Also, an "off work slip" is necessary to prove your need to be off work. So, if you take off from work without a doctor's note saying you needed to be off work, you will likely not get the money you missed from work.

Another issue that comes up in the area of missing work due to your injuries, is when someone is salaried. There is a rule in Las Vegas Personal Injury cases called the "Collateral Source Rule". When it comes to your time lost from work, it means that whether you are salaried or not, does not matter, you are still entitled to compensation for the time lost at work. All you need is the note from your doctor and the note from your company stating your rate of pay and the days you missed. Later on, your Las Vegas Car Accident Lawyer will discuss the more serious consequences when you have suffered an injury that prevents you from working at your normal job.